Fiction

Origin

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1098

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
Humor

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

How to Get By Without Even Trying

Author: Sarah Cooper

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449483216

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 2136

You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they’re doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like “actionable,” in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here. Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on: how to nail the big meeting by pacing and nodding most effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring them the key to making your presentations “interactive.” If you hadn’t noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now—from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice—advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.
Science

Trick or Treatment?

Alternative Medicine on Trial

Author: Dr. Simon Singh,Professor Edzard Ernst

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140908180X

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 2065

Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful? Now at last you can find out, thanks to the formidable partnership of Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine, based at Exeter University, where he has spent over a decade analysing meticulously the evidence for and against alternative therapies.He is supported in his findings by Simon Singh, the well-known and highly respected science writer of several international bestsellers. Together they have written the definitive book on the subject. It is honest, impartial but hard-hitting, and provides a thorough examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine.In Trick or Treatment? the ultimate verdict on alternative medicine is delivered for the first time with clarity, scientific rigour and absolute authority.
Games

The Amazing Book of Magic & Card Tricks

Author: Jon Tremaine

Publisher: Clb

ISBN: 9781858333984

Category: Games

Page: 221

View: 7083

Demonstrates how to perform a wealth of tricks using everyday props as well as a variety of card tricks, illustrating each in color photographs that reveal hidden details of sleight of hand.
History

The Illustrated History of Magic

Author: Milbourne Christopher

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780786716883

Category: History

Page: 514

View: 2734

Follow the fascinating stories of the world's greatest necromancers, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to such modern miracle workers as Houdini and David Copperfield.

Torment

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976334818

Category:

Page: 230

View: 3860

The bestselling, pulse-pounding Origin series returns with Torment, an electrifying new tale that dives into the underbelly of New City. In the ravaged future when goodwill is vital, trickery and vice lurk in the darkest corners. Megan Marshall is well acquainted with torment. Her father's sick 'experiments' on his only daughter wrecked any sense of normalcy she ever dreamt of. Her life is one trial after another to stay ahead of him-and his mind games. Enter Rune Mason... He's a wicked, playful beast. But don't judge him. He enjoys his carnal pleasures and bloody battles, with equal delight. The day he meets the sassy Megan Marshall, he knows his world's screwed-in the best way. He wants her. He'll do anything to have her. Including taking on her father whose never been beaten at his own games. Rune has always loved a challenge. Megan has too. She won't be won over that easily.
Sports & Recreation

Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards

Author: Robert Byrne

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629148946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2092

Fully illustrated—in color for the first time!—with drawings of nearly 350 mind-boggling trick shots, Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards will teach you everything from the basic “butterfly formation” to the most difficult and impressive shots. Robert Byrne will help novice and experienced players alike perfect their trick shots and learn about the historical context of each trick. Trick shots are anything amusing, surprising, or educational that can be done on a pool or billiard table with standard accessories, and have been around as long as the game itself. Byrne demonstrates historical shots, including some invented by the famous Captain Mingaud, the world’s first professional exhibition player, and newer tricks seen while travelling to tournaments around the world. Filled with easy as well as hard, and technical as well as showy tricks, the book’s clear diagrams, paired with secret insider tips, describe simpler stunts for the beginner, those that take years of practice, and some that the author doubts you’ll ever be able to do. Whether you want to impress a crowd, a group of friends, or yourself, Byrne’s wild, stunning, and unforgettable trick shots will make you question some principles of physics and wow an audience of one or one-hundred. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Transcend

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548160906

Category:

Page: 230

View: 7494

The bestselling, pulse-pounding Origin series returns with Torment, an electrifying new tale that dives into the underbelly of New City. In the ravaged future when goodwill is vital, trickery and vice lurk in the darkest corners. Megan Marshall is well acquainted with torment. Her father's sick 'experiments' on his only daughter wrecked any sense of normalcy she ever dreamt of. Her life is one trial after another to stay ahead of him-and his mind games. Enter Rune Mason... He's a wicked, playful beast. But don't judge him. He enjoys his carnal pleasures and bloody battles, with equal delight. The day he meets the sassy Megan Marshall, he knows his world's screwed-in the best way. He wants her. He'll do anything to have her. Including taking on her father whose never been beaten at his own games. Rune has always loved a challenge. Megan has too. She won't be won over that easily.
Activities

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Author: Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007232748

Category: Activities

Page: 294

View: 4335

Illustrated in color, and black and white, this book is designed to provide information to men of all ages. The chapters include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Artillery, and Girls.
Fiction

The Book of Lost Things

A Novel

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298853

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 8701

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.
Fiction

Chosen One

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1489253521

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3674

The next book in the best–selling Forever Evermore series as Caro goes where no spirit elemental has gone before... When Philip Masterson sends Caro back in time, he doesn't expect to set off a series of events that will see her return stronger and more powerful than ever before. But her time spent with the Prodigies, Kings, and Elders in the nineties has long–reaching consequences that no one could have foreseen, consequences that increase tensions between the Mystical leadership when peace is needed. Then Caro discovers something that changes the entire trajectory of her life, and finds herself torn: between the man she loves and the man who could mean everything, and the life that she's chosen and the life that she was born to lead.
Cryptographers

Inferno

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 055217212X

Category: Cryptographers

Page: 624

View: 6561

*NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING TOM HANKS AND FELICITY JONES* Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object found hidden in his belongings. A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon's knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secret that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante's Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance's most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat. . .
Antiques & Collectibles

Halloween in America

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336188

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 4822

Next to Christmas, more money is spent on Halloween decorations and novelties than on any other holiday. This wonderful book has been credited with inspiring the Halloween collecting craze, giving its devotees a chance to celebrate the holiday all year round! In addition to color photography and a brand new price guide, there are also many fascinating insights into Halloween. Most people are familiar with the symbolsghosts, Jack-O'-Lanterns, witches, bats, skeletons, and black catsbut few know about Halloween's past. Why does it exist? What is the origin of trick-or-treating? Why does it fall on October 31st? Through these pages you will experience Halloween celebrations of the past and take a look at Halloween today. For collectors, this is one of the largest collections of Halloween memorabilia.
Vampires

Queen of Gods

Author: Scarlett Dawn,Katherine Rhodes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986186582

Category: Vampires

Page: 354

View: 6801

Dark. Brutal. Sexy. The VAMPIRE CROWN series sets emotions on fire, as vampires and druids hunger for one thing-power. Sex, secrets, and bloodshed twist two intoxicating love stories into one wicked tale. Magic is life. Bound to S'Kir, the Unseen Gods wait to reunite with their brethren. Only an ancient prophecy keeps their hope alive. Blood is life. Locked away from S'Kir on earth, the Vampire Overlords and an Original Druid hold their crowns with brute power. The Law is all that keeps their savage nature hidden. Until one defiant vampire is awakened early from her Rest and summoned to the vampire stronghold. In her wake, all hell breaks loose... Magic always wins. But never without blood.
Juvenile Fiction

Tops & Bottoms

Author: Janet Stevens

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351766

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5763

Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. “As usual, Stevens’ animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . It’s all wonderful fun, and the book opens, fittingly, from top to bottom instead of from side to side, making it perfect for story-time sharing.”--Booklist
Business & Economics

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735210640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9657

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
History

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1632957035

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6154

E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.
Reference

The Book in a Box Method: The New Way to Quickly and Easily Write Your Book (Even If You're Not a Writer)

Author: Tucker Max,Zach Obront

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781619613461

Category: Reference

Page: 132

View: 5965

You have plenty of ideas you want to put into a book, but you're stalled. Maybe you start, but can't find the time to continue. Or you're frustrated with the writing process. And when you seek advice, people tell you, "It's all about discipline," or they talk about what writing software to use. But that doesn't help you actually write your book. So you never finish your book, the world never gets the benefit of your wisdom, and you never get the benefits of being an author. Isn't there an easier way? Now there is. In "The Book In A Box Method," Tucker Max and Zach Obront show you the exact steps you can follow to go from idea to finished manuscript, in an easy, quick way -- even if you're not a writer. Using the same methods, processes, and templates that they use for their authors at their company, Tucker and Zach show you exactly how to: Crystallize your book idea Create your book outline Create all the content for your book Edit that content into a great manuscript With "The Book In A Box Method," you'll be able to write a better book - in less time - than you ever thought possible.
Fiction

King Cave

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 085799123X

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 1025

The long–awaited sequel to the bestselling, award–winning King Hall: the revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within... The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave. It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation. Their friendship saves them both...but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It's not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra's life as well?
Juvenile Fiction

Coraline

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756915681

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 162

View: 8685

Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own. But they want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wits if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.